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Michael Sytsma – Sexual Desire in Marriage

Michael Sytsma – Sexual Desire in Marriage

Do you and your spouse ever disagree over sexual frequency?

Ever wonder what “normal” sexual desire is and whether yours (or your spouse’s) is “ok”? Too high? Too low?

Almost 2 hours and 15 minutes of teaching in 24 short video clips. Research tells us most couples have different levels of sexual desire – and for many, this is an area of distress.

After 35 years of providing counsel to couples, over 20 years of providing sex therapy, and over 20 years of researching sexual desire discrepancy in marriage Dr. Sytsma is providing online teaching on the topic for married couples. Inside you will find answers to questions like:

  • What is normal desire?
  • Is your sexual desire ok?
  • How much sex is needed?
  • Which spouse usually has the higher desire?
  • Do most people have sex as often as they want? Is it different for husbands and wives?
  • Wait, there are different types of sexual desire?

And a host of other questions you have been asking.

What You’ll Learn In Sexual Desire In Marriage

  • Before You Begin
  • Meet your instructors (1:50)
  • Sexual Desire is Complex (5:39)
  • Conflict is Normal (7:34)
  • Who believes desire normal (5:25)
  • What is normal desire (3:50)
  • Who has Highest Levels (6:18)
  • Desire vs Actual (5:51)
  • What we Believe Matters (6:48)
  • Masculine & Feminine Energies (5:48)
  • Types of Desire (5:05)
  • Initiating Desire (5:00)
  • Receptive Desire (6:28)
  • Intentional Desire (4:50)
  • Resistant Desire (5:09)
  • Desire and Arousal (6:43)
  • Why we Want (5:21)
  • Defining Vision (4:39)
  • Desire Breaks (8:02)
  • Increasing Desire (7:53)
  • Desire vs Need (4:50)
  • Power of Desire (5:46)
  • Power of No (4:09)
  • Navigating Discrepancy (7:54)
  • Conclusion (1:45)

Your Instructor

Dr. Michael Sytsma has been working with couples in a variety of capacities since 1987. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, a Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Sexual Addictions Specialist (Trainer level). Michael received his BS in Christian Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University, an MS in Community Counseling from Georgia State University, and a diploma in Christian counseling from Psychological Studies Institute.

Michael Sytsma also has a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Child and Family Development / Marriage and Family Therapy where he specialized in marital sexual therapy. His dissertation was on “Sexual Desire Discrepancy in Married Couples”. He is passionate about marriage and helping couples grow in their marriage. This passion is clearly evident as he engages a room full of couples in looking at their marriage with hope and increased confidence.

His giftedness in teaching helps couples learn important truths about marriage in a fun and interesting way. The majority of his clients are couples rebuilding emotional and physical intimacy after an affair or sexual addiction. Couples with other sexual issues (especially sexual desire, painful sex, inability to orgasm or unconsummated marriages), couples falling out of love, and couples struggling to communicate also find help in his office.

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